What is the main issue for farmers in the upcoming General Election?
The wool levy vote in September is the opportunity for a fresh start for the industry.
Proud owners of their first farm are unfazed that some observers may see it as not much more than a lifestyle block.
The planets are lining up for red-meat farmers to put decades of low profits and lack of reinvestment behind them.
Prices for coarse wool have bounced back, rising 11 per cent higher in the past three months.
Farmers growing a variety of cannabis could take Southland's economy to new highs.
A new type of farming sees members pay upfront for a year's worth of produce, accepting whatever the land provides.
Accepting the financial pain that comes with a drought makes decision-making easier during a stressful time.